Mental Health: The Key To Physical Wellbeing

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So, summer is here and the holidays are just around the corner. It’s time where a lot of us decide it’s time to get in shape and start living right!

Let me guess; you want to tackle your physical health so you’ve decided to eat healthily? You’ve also signed up to a gym and started exercising more? Okay, there is nothing wrong with any of these things. After all, a balanced diet and lots of exercise are vital to a long and healthy life. However, maintaining your body isn’t always the answer. Sometimes, you can eat as many fruit and vegetables as you like and it won’t make a difference. If your head isn’t in the right place, your body will follow suit. With that in mind, here are the tips that will exercise your brain instead of your body.

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Staying Safe And Healthy At Work

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For most of us, the workplace is where we spend the vast majority of our waking lives. Yet, so many people fail to properly look after themselves while they are at work. I work in a busy office, so whilst you may think this is fairly risk free, there are certain pitfalls that even working in an office can bring. I am quite guilty of lugging heavy boxes of paper around and running through the office like a maniac when I’m trying to get stuff done. Whatever the underlying cause is, it is hugely important not to allow yourself to become too lax when it comes to your own well-being, wherever you work.

As it happens, it is incredibly important to look after yourself at work – not just for yourself, but for your family and your colleagues. There are many things you can do to keep your risk low, and we are going to look at what those might be now. Let’s take a look at the most essential basic steps towards looking after your wellbeing at work.

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Looking After Yourself As A Mum

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It is so important to look after yourself when you have a young family. It is very easy to completely forget about your own health and well-being when you are busy looking after babies and young children but the effort that you put in now will pay so many dividends in the future. I’m trying to work really hard on looking after myself, as well as Short Rib, my husband, my house, my blog etc. but there’s a few things I’m starting to really see the benefit of.

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I’m Sorry Short Rib. I Don’t Have All The Answers.

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I’m always reluctant to tackle big issues on this blog. I’m not that keen on mouthing off my opinion on stuff like this, because in a lot of ways it doesn’t seem appropriate.

Too many people, in my opinion, immediately flock to Facebook and Twitter to throw their hat in the ring without knowing the full facts. This is different though. This latest attack on the most innocent of people, is very close to home for so many reasons… not least the fact that Manchester was my spiritual home when I was a teenager. The most accessible big city from my poky little town and the number one spot for live music. I’ve been there so many times, in that same arena, I’ve got so many memories there.

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What is the Best Baby Formula? (PLUS a $50 giveaway!)

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Our post title is kind of misleading. There’s no way on earth to determine the best formula for newborns (or indeed any baby) and we all know that – in the UK especially, the contents of them are largely the same, heavily regulated and they all taste rank. No seriously, have you ever tried formula milk as an adult? Yuck. This guide is more about the best baby formula for your circumstances and needs, if this is how you choose to feed your child.

I posted on this subject last week and frankly it took a lot out of me. This post, however, is more of an informative piece about what to look out for when choosing baby formula. Every newborn and every parent is totally different and it can be a bit daunting that when you’ve decided to formula feed your newborn, there are still a tonne of different brands and products to choose from. 

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The Unbearable “Failure” of the Formula Feeding Mum

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So a post went up on another site about the fact that they’ve decided not to promote formula milk on their blog. Of course, that’s their choice as to what they do and do not want to place on their part of the internet. I love that, I love that a blog gives you the freedom to talk about what you want and refuse to talk about what you don’t. I won’t be promoting dummies for example (not that I’ve been asked) – but way more blogs will, because they like them. Totally cool. This is not a “refusing to promote formula is incorrect” post. It’s really, really not.

However, I felt compelled to write something on the subject. An alternative viewpoint from someone who has decided to (and would totally continue to) promote formula feeding. One that I feel quite passionately about, because it explores the one part of my pregnancy experience that left a sour taste in my mouth. I don’t normally do these type of in-depth posts… I’m not really into baring my soul to the internet but this is an exception.

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